Brighton and Hove is a place with an agenda for real change which makes planning and conservation work exciting and challenging. We are one of the busiest unitary planning services and this role will help to ensure that the city’s extensive heritage is carefully conserved as the city develops.
The city is tightly constrained between the sea to the south and the South Downs National Park to the north. It has a wealth of heritage assets including c3400 listed buildings, 33 conservation areas, six registered parks and gardens and over 400 locally listed heritage assets. All of this presents a challenging and rewarding range of work for our Policy, Projects & Heritage Team, which is part of the wider Planning Service of the City Development and Regeneration Division.
We are developing a modern, positive and customer focused Planning Service. We know that staff are the most important asset of the service and we are investing in development and training.
About the role
This is an exciting opportunity for a suitably experienced heritage professional to join a small, dedicated team that has a large but varied workload, providing specialist advice on the historic built environment. The successful post holder will be expected to work independently to assess the impacts of planning applications on heritage assets and their settings and to provide reasoned advice based upon current legislation, national and local policy and best practice. This will include advising the Planning Enforcement team where investigations relate to impacts on heritage assets.
The post will also provide opportunities to contribute to heritage policy and projects work, such as conservation area character statements, Article 4 Directions, local listing, supplementary planning documents and work to address heritage at risk.
The post holder will have responsibility for a full work programme of heritage and planning-related activities and enquiries and will need to be self-motivated and self- managing but will be well supported by an experienced and knowledgeable team.
Interview date: TBC
For an informal discussion, please contact Tim Jefferies, Planning Team Leader - Heritage & Projects on: 07715 633655
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Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
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We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, female or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.